Shepherd’s Pie.. This recipe is full of incredible flavor! With layers of roast, gravy and mashed potatoes, it is a classic dinner menu rolled up into one unforgettably delicious meal!
Shepherd’s Pie is such a classic dinner recipe. I grew up on it and LOVE it with all my heart. With layers of roast, mashed potatoes, gravy and cheese… how could it go wrong!?! It dawned on me that I have never shared my mom’s INCREDIBLE version of this recipe. That is going to change today!
Shepherd’s Pie takes family favorites and combines them into one absolutely delicious meal. This recipe is super simple. The slow cooker cooks the meat all day while you are out and about and then you just whip up the final layers (gravy and mashed potatoes) a couple hours before hand. I like to use my recipe for Garlic Mashed Potatoes for this recipe, but you can use your own recipe if you would like to :)
This happens to be one of my family’s favorite meals! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
- 2 to 3 pound pot roast
- 3 beef bullion cubes
- 3 Tablespoons minced garlic
- ⅓ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
- 2 Tablespoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup flour
- 3 cups milk
- 2 beef bullion cubes (smashed)
- 4½ to 5 cups roast cut into large bite size chunks
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 gravy recipe below
- 5 to 6 cups mashed potatoes, THIS is my favorite mashed potato recipe
- 1 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
- Cut roast into fist size chunks and place in slow cooker. Add beef broth, bullion cubes, garlic, cayenne pepper, cumin oregano and pepper. Sprinkle carrots over the top.
- Cook for 4 to 6 hours on HIGH.
- In medium sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add the milk and the bullion. Stir constantly until gravy comes to a boil and begins to thicken.
- Place roast pieces on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
- Spread frozen peas over the roast.
- Pour gravy over roast and peas.
- Plop large spoonfulls of mashed potatoes over gravy. Cover well mashed potatoes, making sure not to see any roast.
- Place Shepherd’s Pie on a cookie sheet covered in foil and bake at 350 degrees F or 50 to 60 minutes.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle the cheese over the top. Return to the oven and bake 5 more minutes until cheese is melted.